S&P Global Research Assistant, Financial Services Ratings in New York, New York


Research Assistant, Financial Services Ratings

The Location:

New York, NY

The Team:

This Research Assistant position resides within the Nonbank Financial Institutions (NBFI) group of S&P Global s Financial Services Ratings division. The NBFI team is focused on assigning and surveilling ratings on a range of issuers, from brokers and exchanges to finance companies and hedge and private equity funds.

The Impact:

The successful candidate will be the support analyst responsible for a portfolio of credits across growing, changing non-bank sectors.

What s in it for you:

The NBFI Group will provide you with plenty of room for growth toward assuming the role of a primary analyst and brand ambassador facing internal committees and external stakeholders. It will give you room to be creative and innovative in identifying and developing process enhancement tools. Lastly, this will be an excellent learning platform to gain exposure to senior management to hear firsthand of the challenges and opportunities our issuers face, work in a team of experienced analysts to assign and surveil ratings and the opportunity to collaborate on research on sectors of interest.


  • Support the ongoing (weekly - monthly) surveillance of NBFI ratings.

    • Provide research and statistical support for special projects and sector commentaries

    • Works in conjunction and at the direction of senior analysts in preparing necessary information for rating committee presentations and management meetings

    • Actively participate in management meetings with issuers or rating committees

What We re Looking For:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree, preferable majors in Business Management, Finance, Economics, Accounting or other business related majors

  • Strong verbal communication skills

  • Strong analytical skills

  • The ability to work well in teams

  • Customer service orientation

  • The ability to organize, meet deadlines and to multitask

  • Good problem solving skills

  • Basic Microsoft Office proficiency including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

  • Solid communication skills, verbal and written, as well as the capacity to expand, learn, and make a contribution

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity - experience with Bloomberg

    • Advanced Excel Skills (Macros, etc.)